Jute and Allied Fibres (JAF) are produced in many countries. India, Bangladesh,
China, Thailand, Myanmar & Nepal are the major producing countries. Together they
produce about 95% of the global production of JAF. India and Bangladesh produce mostly
jute, China produces mostly kenaf while Thailand produces kenaf and roselle.
In Nepal, Jute is grown in about 11000 ha in Tarai belt of Eastern part of Nepal. In
Thailand JAF are cultivated in about 20,000 ha. In India Jute and Kenaf are grown in
about 1,000,000 hectares. Most of the production comes from the States of West Bengal,
Bihar, Assam, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh & Tripura.
Bangladesh grows mainly jute, only about 10% kenaf and roselle in 500,000 hectares. China
grows mainly kenaf and only about 10% jute in about 56,000 hectares. In Indonesia JAF are
grown in 10,000-20,000 hectares.
Area and yield of jute and allied fibre production in major producing countries.